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Project by nickel posted 11-15-2012 06:56 AM 1162 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I turned this pen out of spalted black heart sassafras. This wood has such a unique and pleasant smell to it. I could only lathe the pen to about 1/4 inch of the final dimensions because those black lines are actually voids in the wood. I ended up using sand paper to get it to the final dimensions. To finish the pen, i filled all the voids with CA glue, then applied the CA glue finish. I used a micromesh kit to polish the acrylic to 12,000 grit the buffed with an finishing cleaner/wax. I am very happy with the results of this pen

-- -Nickel Risk

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 07:48 AM

Beautiful piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 05:24 PM

What a very delightful piece! Keep it up.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 08:33 PM


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